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by SmithAir747
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75652

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

BA have served DEN for years with the 747, and I have flown BA DEN-LHR often, with the 747. With what type will BA serve DEN from now on? According to Airline Route announcement On Jun 27th BA will go to a 777-200 on the LHR-DEN route Any idea when the DEN-LHR service will resume, or is that still ...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 244
Views: 38017

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Since BA have announced the immediate retirement of their entire 747 fleet, and BA have historically served DEN with the 747, with what type will BA serve DEN going forward? Could it be the 777, 787, or A350? All my BA flights (DEN and otherwise) have been on the 747 (I haven't flown on any other ty...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 284
Views: 75652

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

BA have served DEN for years with the 747, and I have flown BA DEN-LHR often, with the 747. With what type will BA serve DEN from now on?

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by SmithAir747
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11034

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

In 1994, I flew TWA 904 JFK-MAD. I think I remember the flight continued on to BCN. Is that correct? I came back from MAD-JFK on TWA 903. Did that flight start at BCN, then stop in MAD for the onward flight to JFK?

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by SmithAir747
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 11491

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

https://fwairport.com/project-gateway

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A more detailed look at FWA's Project Gateway (as they now call the expansion project for the terminal, apron, parking, new solar farm, etc.), with videos, documents, and architectural impressions:

https://fwairport.com/project-gateway

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by SmithAir747
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 166
Views: 11491

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

FWA is moving forward with its planned terminal expansion and other projects, now that the project has been awarded to Michael Kinder and Sons (MKS) and Flintco to plan, design, and build the expansion projects. https://fwairport.com/news/fort-wayne-international-airport-moves-forward-on-47.3-millio...

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by SmithAir747
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!
Replies: 52
Views: 2398

Re: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!

I hear so often of single adults around my age (I'm in my mid-40s now, no spring chicken) going and visiting DL or DW on their own, and some of them suggest I try it on my own. I've never gone during my whole life. It might be a once in a lifetime experience for me, but it's so expensive. That doesn...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 361
Views: 28733

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

My cruise coming up in a fortnight is Star Trek: The Cruise IV (1-8 March 2020). Star Trek: The Cruise, inaugurated in 2017, is a full-ship charter theme cruise for Trekkies, officially licensed by CBS, Paramount, and other entities associated with Star Trek. This cruise, a floating Star Trek conven...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mr.Rogers Neighborhood
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Mr.Rogers Neighborhood

I grew up watching Mr. Rogers.

Did you know that PIT's terminal has (or has had) a small memorial to him in one of the concourses? I saw it when heading out to LGW on USAirways in 2004. I don't know if the memorial is still there or not.

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by SmithAir747
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 21017

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

A couple of years ago, I read somewhere about a cruise line having workshops available on how to make or mix your own wine to bottle and take home. I can't remember which cruise line or ship it was though. Do any of you remember this? Which cruise line/ship was this offered on? SmithAir747 I finall...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 21017

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

A couple of years ago, I read somewhere about a cruise line having workshops available on how to make or mix your own wine to bottle and take home. I can't remember which cruise line or ship it was though. Do any of you remember this? Which cruise line/ship was this offered on?

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by SmithAir747
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dual Citizenship - Wrong or OK?
Replies: 24
Views: 5295

Re: Dual Citizenship - Wrong or OK?

I am a first-generation Irish American. I was born to Irish parents who came over to the USA on academic sabbatical. I was born in the USA during their temporary stay here. I was relinquished for adoption at birth and adopted by an American family. Being born to native Irish parent(s) makes me poten...

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by SmithAir747
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Central Park Tower Topped Out
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

Re: Central Park Tower Topped Out

I actually like 432 Park Avenue's design, for its minimalism and symmetry.

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by SmithAir747
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 108
Views: 20231

Re: What do you do for work?

I am building a career in craniofacial embryology and anomalies research, whilst being involved in public engagement for awareness and acceptance of craniofacial differences (global public speaking and lecturing, media interviews, writing, other avenues). Having been born with and lived with Treache...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

And I’m surprised no one else has noticed this, but there’s a sterile connector from the future new Gate 1 to an FIS. Me thinks that G4 wants to start Mexico from FWA in addition to SBN. Doesn’t surprise me because G4 continues to grow at both airports. I actually noticed what looks like a potentia...

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by SmithAir747
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

To add to my previous post, I should note that the FWA terminal expansion is designed to increase the space between gates (along with the aforementioned addition of a gate to make a total 9 gate), or "stretch" the gates apart, to allow more ramp space for the larger aircraft that are now s...

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by SmithAir747
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette says construction on the planned FWA terminal expansion could begin in 2021. This includes the addition of a new gate and new outbound luggage conveyor system, growing the building from 100,000 to 147,000 square feet. https://www.journalgazette.net/article/20190918/WEB...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 21017

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

Disney Cruise Line have announced the name of their new, 5th ship in the fleet:

Disney Wish

This new ship will feature Rapunzel and her long hair on the stern.

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by SmithAir747
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

https://mobile.twitter.com/united/statu ... 3277064192


This link leads to nowhere.

Is there another source for this? I haven't heard of a FWA-DEN.

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This link leads to nowhere.

Is there another source for this? I haven't heard of a FWA-DEN.

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by SmithAir747
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 21017

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

P&O's Oriana has left the fleet and gone to her new home, China's Well Star Travel Cruises.

The strange thing is the new name: Piano Land.

What's the meaning of the new name? Anything to do with pianos?

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by SmithAir747
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13509

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

Do BA use T5A for widebodies? I seem to recall only seeing narrow bodies there. T5A is normally used for narrowbodies (with a large number of jetbridges close to each other), and the satellites (B and C) serve widebodies and narrowbodies. There are also remote stands on the T5 property. SmithAir747

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by SmithAir747
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA move to T5 in LHR?
Replies: 72
Views: 13509

Re: AA move to T5 in LHR?

That being said, I flew out of LHR last year back to the US, and there was no additional screening, just the same checkpoint in T3 that everyone else used, and nothing more at the gate. Has something changed recently? When I started flying between the US and LHR in the early-mid 2000s, all my US fl...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carnival Fantasy-class ships
Replies: 15
Views: 2427

Re: Carnival Fantasy-class ships

My first cruise in my life was on Carnival Fascination. In June 2001, Fascination was doing a 3-night itinerary Miami to Nassau. Currently Fascination does 5-7 day cruises out of San Juan and Barbados into the eastern and southern Caribbean. Fascination has had some changes over the years, including...

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by SmithAir747
Tue May 28, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 20955

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

In the late 1980s there was a TV advertisement for TIME LIFE Books series "Mysteries of the Unknown" (a series of books dealing with ESP, UFOs, and other mysteries.). In the first segment of the commercial, there is a man who is about to board a flight in Chicago but has an eerie feeling o...

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by SmithAir747
Wed May 22, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 7225

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1765569 ... globe-pub/

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The University of Sussex's own Flat Earth Society will host an event at The Globe pub in Brighton (UK):

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1765569 ... globe-pub/

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by SmithAir747
Thu May 02, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 33
Views: 7085

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

What configuration and cabin era was N739PA (Clipper Maid of the Seas) in at the time of the ill-fated PA103 flight? (It still had the blue cheatline and black Pan Am titles when it crashed.)

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by SmithAir747
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga
Replies: 14
Views: 1863

Star Wars Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker: The end of the Skywalker saga

The final installment of the main Star Wars saga is coming on 20 December 2019 in the USA. The full title, Star Wars: Episode IX--The Rise of Skywalker, was revealed today along with the film's first official teaser trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoGwf-vOEYM This film will be the penultima...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 5200

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

The Sum of All Fears: The movie is so different from the book particularly in its setting. In the book, the improvised nuclear weapon is detonated during the Super Bowl in the stadium in Denver, by East German and Palestinian terrorists. In the film, the bomb is detonated at a football game in Balti...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 25465

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

At JFK, TWA used mobile lounges to transfer passengers between their two terminals--TWA Domestic (T6) and TWA International (T5, the Eero Saarinen masterpiece TWA Flight Center). On March 26, 1994, after getting off my TWA DC-9 from IND at T6, I was transferred in one of these mobile lounges from a ...

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by SmithAir747
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Props VS Regional Jets
Replies: 49
Views: 6997

Re: Regional Props VS Regional Jets

I still wish Turbo Prop Aircraft like the Q400 had counter - rotating propellers. I assume you mean contra-rotating propellers, like those on the Tu-95 Bear bomber and its airliner derivative, the Tu-114? Contra-rotating propellers are 2 propellers mounted one ahead of the other on the same shaft d...

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by SmithAir747
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140523

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

I hope next time I fly to London from Denver that I get on one of the heritage 747s. I need to go to the UK and Netherlands between 11 and 22 June and will most likely take the BA 747 LHR-DEN return. My fingers are crossed that I end up on one of the retros.

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by SmithAir747
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 44884

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

I cannot find any connecting routings or schedules from DEN to HNL via any of the California gateways. I tried random dates for a DEN-xxx-HNL trip, but no dice.

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by SmithAir747
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your greatest accomplishments?
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: What are your greatest accomplishments?

My life with the rare craniofacial disorder Treacher Collins syndrome has led me into a career in craniofacial biological research (craniofacial embryology, developmental biology, craniofacial genetics, and 3-D imaging and morphometric analysis of craniofacial morphology). My training and career beg...

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by SmithAir747
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140523

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Could any of the retro 747s show up here at DEN eventually?

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by SmithAir747
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 64
Views: 7762

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN, is another example.

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by SmithAir747
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 64
Views: 7762

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) in Fort Wayne, IN, is another example.

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by SmithAir747
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140523

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Any chance one of these BA retro 747s could show up in DEN one day?

I often go to London from DEN, and I most often take the BA 747.

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by SmithAir747
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sabbaticals
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Sabbaticals

I have done two sabbaticals (actually, working sabbaticals that take me away from my normal workplace to do work somewhere else). In 2010, I left UCSF for a month to work with a professor at the University of Calgary, learning 3-D craniofacial imaging and morphometrics. I was a PhD student then. In ...

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by SmithAir747
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 192
Views: 16814

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

It seems there are 2 posters who are reincarnated from past lives as executed criminals--one executed by guillotine, the other by electric chair, who are just telling it as they experienced it. ;)

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by SmithAir747
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 21017

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

Of particular interest to solo cruisers, the Celebrity Edge has single occupancy cabins--these single staterooms are called "single staterooms with infinite veranda" (one of the class of cabins called infinite veranda staterooms). With these single staterooms, Celebrity joins Norwegian, Cu...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Capital punishment in the US and Its future
Replies: 192
Views: 16814

Re: Capital punishment in the US and Its future

The guillotine is fast, and the condemned feels a slight burning sensation on the back of their neck. When the cocktail execution goes wrong, the condemned may be experiencing intense pain, but is not able to express it. There is anecdotal evidence, going back to the French Revolution, and through ...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

A DL plane slid off a runway at FWA an hour or so ago, whilst taxying for departure to ATL. The 51 passengers were deplaned and taken back to the terminal, and the plane was in the process of being towed back. This is due to the runway treatment fluid being diluted by rain, making conditions icy. ht...

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by SmithAir747
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

http://www.journalgazette.net/news/loca ... or-airport

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FWA posts 9th straight year for increasing outbound passenger numbers, and starts planning to expand its terminal. Airport authority to commission plan to build expansion onto terminal building.

http://www.journalgazette.net/news/loca ... or-airport

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by SmithAir747
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 21017

Re: Cruise Ship Thread 2019

New ships and terminals underway as I referenced in the opening post: Virgin Voyages: Scarlet Lady and new PortMiami terminal https://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/SmithAlien/Hegxw2WpSpGZFTpjkyBs_ARTICLE%20LARGE_zpsidsxvzmu.png http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k115/SmithAlien/T1203VIRGIN1_HR_zpsa...

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by SmithAir747
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Thread - 2019
Replies: 136
Views: 21017

Cruise Ship Thread - 2019

So far I haven't seen a new cruise ship thread for this year (and no updates for quite a while on the 2018 thread). Let's start a new thread, and feel free to post cruise line/ship news, your experiences, etc.! I just got back from a cruise myself--Star Trek: The Cruise III, the third annual Star Tr...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?
Replies: 73
Views: 8200

Re: Why didn’t AA try a separate low fare operation ?

TWA had "Comfort Class"; their Y was less dense in configuration than others.

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by SmithAir747
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 17357

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019

Is there any update on the FWA plan to expand their terminal?

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by SmithAir747
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23136

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

I thought Trump used the Air Force 757, at least it looked like it was blue as I drove by on Ferguson Rd. FWA was the 2nd of 3 stops that day. FWA has had 747s landing there since the 70s, as UA used it for touch and goes at night, long before 13-31 was extended. Yes, Trump used the USAF 757. I ask...

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by SmithAir747
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 289
Views: 23136

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

Recently I noticed that some of AA's Envoy flights between ORD and FWA are on the 2-class CRJ-700; when did they start upgauging this route? I found out when someone booked me to fly DEN-ORD-FWA roundtrip for the end of November, and both my ORD-FWA and FWA-ORD (AA 3162 both directions) are on the ...

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by SmithAir747
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President George H W Bush dead at 94
Replies: 54
Views: 3796

Re: President George H W Bush dead at 94

Watching Bush's casket being unloaded from Special Air Mission 41 (VC-25) at Andrews the other day, as well as at the Capitol ceremony yesterday and at the National Cathedral service today, I noticed his casket was not the traditional Marsellus-style mahogany "presidential" casket (as I've...

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